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Roger Watts

Posted By RodAbrams On May 15, 2020 @ 2:46 pm In Obituaries | 58 Comments

Watts; Roger Frederick

Suddenly at his home, on Thursday May 14th, 2020. Roger Watts, in his 69th year, beloved husband of Janet. Loving father of Matthew and Kevin. Dear brother of Karen Watts and Lorraine Winger. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements entrusted to Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 905-936-3477. In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, a public Celebration of Life Service for Roger will be planned at a time when we can once again gather in groups larger than 10. Roger’s family encourages everyone to watch this website for more information. Please leave a written tribute or words of condolence in the tributes section of this webpage. www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com


Condolences for the family of “Roger Watts”


Condolence from Kathy Donnelly on May 16th, 2020 10:29 am

Janet, Matthew and Kevin
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Roger. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Condolence from Donna Barba on May 16th, 2020 7:22 pm

To the Watts Family
I was so saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Roger. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all. My sincere condolences.


Condolence from Mary Bachlow on May 17th, 2020 10:13 am

Dear Janet, Kevin and Matthew,
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Roger. You are all in my thoughts as you begin a new normal. Take good care of yourselves.


Condolence from Kelly Watson on May 17th, 2020 11:51 am

Lorraine and family, I was so saddened to hear about Roger. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time Love Kelly


Condolence from Cathy Webb on May 17th, 2020 1:15 pm

Dear Janet,
I’m sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Roger.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Condolence from Janice Walker on May 17th, 2020 6:30 pm

Dear Janet, Matthew, & Kevin:

Roger has been our personal accountant for many years and we had come to think of him as more of a friend. He was kind to us when my husband, Colin, died and took the time to attend his funeral. Our son, Jamie, and I offer you our heartfelt condolences at the loss of such a special man.

Sincerely,
Janice and Jamie Walker


Condolence from Carol Tudhope on May 18th, 2020 6:37 pm

Dear Janet, Matthew & Kevin,
We were deeply saddened and shocked to hear Roger passed away. He was one of our long time friends for over fifty years and we will miss him. We hope your memories of Roger will comfort you during this difficult time. We appreciated the recent telephone call from both of you.
Love Carol & Roger Tudhope


Condolence from SCOTT JAMES on May 18th, 2020 6:46 pm

Dear Janet, Matthew & Kevin
Roger was my very good friend since I was 5 years old. I will miss him. He was like a third son to my parents, Cyril & Lori James.
Scott James


Condolence from Pat & Wayne Buchanan on May 19th, 2020 7:27 am

Dear Janet, Matthew & Kevin,

Both Wayne & I are so sorry to hear about Roger. I cannot imagine what you are all going through right now. Please know that we will be thinking of you and your family.
Love Wayne, Pat & family.


Condolence from Bruce & Julie on May 19th, 2020 8:48 am

Dear Janet, Matthew and Kevin…we are so sorry about Roger’s passing. He was a great friend of long standing and I valued his friendship, sense of humour, intellect, and warm character. I hope you all find solace in knowing that he was loved and respected by so many. We hope to see you soon.


Condolence from Vincenza Guzzo on May 19th, 2020 9:14 am

To the Watts family,

Roger was one of the kindest, sweetest coworkers I have worked with. He was always ready to help no matter how busy he was. I will miss his smiling face.


Condolence from David Cooper on May 19th, 2020 9:53 am

I have worked with Roger for the past 8 years or so and he was one of the good ones. I am really shocked and saddened by this news. Roger was friendly and had the skill of making people around him feel comfortable. I will miss you Roger!


Condolence from Tony Baik on May 19th, 2020 9:53 am

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Roger will be greatly missed by all who have worked with him over the past 10 years on the subway extension project. His professionalism and dedication will be greatly missed by all his friends at TTC.


Condolence from Karyn Spiegelman on May 19th, 2020 10:37 am

To Roger’s family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have worked with Roger since 2009. Such a nice guy, and really smart. I will miss him a lot.


Condolence from Jerry Pimentel on May 19th, 2020 10:40 am

I was my pleasure to have worked with Roger. Roger was always ready to help and provide his valuable knowledge and always with a smile on his face. I know all who worked with Roger on the TYSSE Project will miss him terribly. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.


Condolence from Ruel Ramirez on May 19th, 2020 10:46 am

My condolences to the Watts family. Roger was a great co-worker and friend. I will greatly miss our morning chats.


Condolence from Jordan Christoff on May 19th, 2020 10:57 am

I am heartbroken and shocked to hear that Roger has recently passed away. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the family. Roger and I go a ways back having worked on many Projects at Stantec, both in Toronto and here in Sudbury. It was easy for Roger to make a ton of friends along the way with his kind heart, his laugh, his smile, and genuine advice to anyone who asked for it. We will dearly miss you Roger. You left us far too soon, but you will forever be in our hearts and in our memories. And I my friend, had some good memories with you. Your friend and colleague, Jordan.


Condolence from Elena Terechtchouk on May 19th, 2020 11:38 am

Over the last 11 years I have had the pleasure of working with Roger. I was blessed that he was my colleague. It is a huge loss for all of us My deepest condolences to his family.


Condolence from Marie Almeida-Mathews on May 19th, 2020 11:44 am

My deepest condolences to all in Roger’s family.

He was a very nice man and will be missed.

May His Soul Rest In Peace.


Condolence from Mary Nitchov on May 19th, 2020 12:11 pm

I was so saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Roger. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all. My sincere condolences.


Condolence from Tom Malecon on May 19th, 2020 12:33 pm

My deepest condolence to the family of Roger.
Roger’s smile and friendliness will surely be missed by so many and myself.
Our hearts are really saddened by the loss of one good and kind person and our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Condolence from Helle Yip-Nielsen on May 19th, 2020 12:54 pm

My deepest condolences to the Watts Family,

I had the great pleasure working with Roger over the last 12 years. He was always joyful with the greatest comments. My heart is saddened by the loss of a good, thoughtful and kind person.
Roger – You will be dearly missed and I am going to miss our great talks and laughs.
Your friend Helle


Condolence from Bob Hare on May 19th, 2020 1:11 pm

Dear Janet Matthew and Kevin
I can hardly believe Roger has passed. He was a great friend and although I haven’t seen him much over the years I still counted him as a buddy. Please accept my heart felt condolences. He will be missed.


Condolence from Mariam Armanious on May 19th, 2020 1:18 pm

So sad to hear about sudden passing away of Roger. He was one of the best co-workers to deal with. He will be greatly missed. My prayers & thoughts with the family.


Condolence from Nelson Neves on May 19th, 2020 1:54 pm

To the Watts Family,

My deepest condolences for your loss. Roger will be deeply missed by his TTC family.


Condolence from Ling Ho on May 19th, 2020 1:58 pm

Deepest condolences to the Watts family.

So sad and shocked in hearing the news today. Roger was a funny and wise supervisor whose stories I will miss dearly.


Condolence from Fillis Sturm on May 19th, 2020 2:11 pm

To the Watts family:
My deepest and sincerest condolences on your loss. I worked with Roger for 10 years and he was a pleasure to work with because he was kind and always helpful to everyone. May your fond memories and support from family and friends bring you a measure of comfort during this time.


Condolence from Vlado Dimovski on May 19th, 2020 2:25 pm

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Roger. He will be missed at the TTC.


Condolence from James Varnava on May 19th, 2020 2:55 pm

To the Watts Family,
My sincerest condolences on your loss. I will always remember Roger’s passion and enthusiasm. His optimism and smile was always sure to brighten up a room.


Condolence from Abe Patricio on May 19th, 2020 4:52 pm

Roger will be remembered as a good friend and colleague by those who knew him and worked with him at TTC and Stantec. We were all blessed to have known him. My deepest condolences to the Watts Family. May he rest in peace.


Condolence from Arnold Dyer on May 19th, 2020 5:18 pm

My sincerest condolences to the family for their loss. It was a shock to hear this news today. Roger was so full of vim and energy when I worked with him on the subway extension. My prayers and thoughts to the family.


Condolence from Charles Suthetland on May 19th, 2020 5:40 pm

To the Watt’s Family,
It is great sadness that I would like to express my deepest condolences to your family on the passing of Roger a dear friend and colleague for many years. Roger, Jordan Cristoff and I worked on various Projects in Toronto and Sudbury. We had some difficult assignments but Roger always brought stability and a positive spprosch in helping us to get the work done. I will miss Roger and may God give you peace as you grief his loss to your Family.


Condolence from Alex and Pat Dixon on May 19th, 2020 7:47 pm

Dear Janet,Matthew and Kevin
As years go by some people in our lives are very special and although we might not see them for long periods of time, they remain our best friends……and that was Roger. We miss you buddy.


Condolence from Bruce Macgregor on May 19th, 2020 8:53 pm

Dear Watts Family,
I’m very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Roger over the past decade and quickly came to realize what a friendly, principled and helpful man he was. Your hearts must ache…he will be missed by everyone who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Condolence from Jehad Hassan on May 20th, 2020 8:23 am

To Roger’s family, My deepest condolences for your loss. This came as a shock to everyone who knew him at TTC. He was always there with his infinite knowledge and wisdom. We will miss you Roger.


Condolence from Carina Farrol on May 20th, 2020 8:34 am

No one will call me kiddo anymore. I will miss you Roger. My heartfelt condolences to Mrs Janet Watts, Matthew and Kevin.


Condolence from Thomas Baginski on May 20th, 2020 12:48 pm

I came to know Roger working with him closely for the last 5 years. There are many words to describe the man but none can do so fully. He was ever-optimistic, charming and funny, with a sharp wit and genuine smile. He was a patient listener and deeply intelligent. I am left with only good thoughts and memories. Goodbye Roger, you will leave a hole in all our lives.


Condolence from Angelet lim on May 20th, 2020 1:52 pm

I work with Roger and he was always ready to help. My heart goes out to the Roger’s Family during this time of sorrow. Rest in peace.


Condolence from Jackie Ibale on May 20th, 2020 3:36 pm

My deepest condolences to the Watts family. Roger was a great friend and mentor. He will be missed.


Condolence from Art Profeta on May 20th, 2020 5:26 pm

Deep condolences to the family. My prayers are with you in this difficult time.


Condolence from Elmira on May 21st, 2020 6:27 am

I was so saddened to hear about the sudden passing of Roger. My sincerest condolences to the family for their loss. He will be missed.


Condolence from Noel Walton on May 21st, 2020 8:58 am

I worked with Roger for over 8 years. His untimely passing is a huge loss and he will be missed. My sincere sympathy goes out to his family.


Condolence from Carl Bergquist on May 21st, 2020 9:10 am

My thoughts and prayers for Roger’s family and friends. Roger welcomed me with wisdom and kindness when I joined the TYSSE team. He was highly regarded as the ‘go-to’ guy for all finance and accounting questions and was always willing to do whatever it took to get the job done. A kind and pleasant man who I was proud to call a friend. He will be missed.


Condolence from Paul Palmisciano on May 21st, 2020 9:15 am

I had the pleasure of working with Roger at TTC on the Spadina extension. When I came in Roger was nothing but spectacular helping me navigate the ins and outs of the funding requirements. Roger was always willing to take the time to explain how things worked and did so with a laugh and a smile.

My sincere condolences to the entire Watts family and his extended work family.


Condolence from Teresa Coelho on May 21st, 2020 9:32 am

My deepest condolences to the Watts family. I am so saddened to hear of your loss and ours. I worked with Roger, a short time, but so happy for the opportunity of meeting a positive, cheery and bright spirit. Thinking of his wit and humor, brings a smile and much joy. May his soul rest in peace.


Condolence from Tony Himraj on May 21st, 2020 10:22 am

My sincerest condolences to the Watts Family. I had the pleasure of meeting Roger in Toronto on the TYSSE team. I remember him for his cheerful attitude and bright smile. Always a fun conversationalist. Rest in peace my friend.


Condolence from Yi Guo on May 21st, 2020 10:33 am

Condolences to Roger’s family. I could never forgot his smiling and hospitality. He works so hard with long hours and focus. He would always sit down and spend time with you to listen to your stories and has been so funny. He’s been sharp and on top of everything he did. May his soul in peace.


Condolence from Veeramany (Manny) on May 21st, 2020 6:50 pm

To the Watts family,
I worked with Roger for over 5 years . He was a great friend and a colleague in my TYSSE years . My deepest condolences.


Condolence from Gary Worrall on May 21st, 2020 10:50 pm

Roger and I were co-workers and also opponents when we first met in 2011. When I moved into the office next to his later that year, we discovered we had differing opinions as well related to economics and politics but we finally discovered we had a lot in common and we both looked forward to our after hours chats in his office or mine on a regular basis. It’s the thing I’ll remember most about Roger and we developed a deep respect and liking for one another. I will sadly miss those times when it was just Roger and me. My deepest condolences to Janet, Matthew and Kevin and Roger’s extended family and may you have only happy memories of him


Condolence from Biran & Vija Sirbovan on May 22nd, 2020 8:59 am

Roger’s untimely passing has left a huge void in this world. My memories go back over 55 years. I think back to our many adventures through our teens and twenties. Later our relationship evolved into business colleagues. Roger has always been well-respected as a “go to” person to get any job done. He was non-judgmental, honest, loyal and always acted with integrity. A real “professional”. He was a true family man and a great friend. Roger was loved and respected by clients and colleagues alike. They don’t come any better than Rog! Our deepest condolences to Janet, Matthew & Kevin


Condolence from Gary Cheung on May 22nd, 2020 12:12 pm

Sincerest condolences to the Watts family and wishing you comfort and peace. I was grateful to you for your support and kindness. Your sense of humor and bright smile will be missed.


Condolence from Mary Visconti on May 22nd, 2020 12:29 pm

To the Watts family. My deepest condolences to you all
Roger was a pleasure to work with.


Condolence from Brian & Vija Sirbovan on May 22nd, 2020 3:48 pm

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Roger’s untimely passing has left a huge void in this world. My memories go back over 55 years. I think back to our many adventures through our teens and twenties. Later our relationship evolved into business colleagues. Roger has always been well-respected as a “go to” person to get any job done. He was non-judgmental, honest, loyal and always acted with integrity. A real “professional”. He was a true family man and a great friend. Roger was loved and respected by clients and colleagues alike. They don’t come any better than Rog! Our deepest condolences to Janet, Matthew & Kevin, as well as Roger’s extended family.


Condolence from Paul & Joy McLorinan on May 23rd, 2020 1:03 pm

Dear Janet Matthew & Kevin
Joy and I are so so sorry for your loss. The news came as such a shock to us as I was just talking to Roger the other week. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us when you are ready . Joy and I personally know how difficult this time is for you all. We will be praying for you each and every day. I will miss Roger and his candor, his friendship. Truly a remarkable dependable kindhearted soul irreplaceable.
All our love and condolences Paul and Joy & Bill


Condolence from Terri Adams on May 23rd, 2020 10:19 pm

Dear Janet, Matt, and Kevin,
I was very saddened by the news of Rogers passing. Our deepest condolences to you all during this very difficult time, know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers
Terri and Gary Adams


Condolence from Samantha Ambrozy on May 25th, 2020 9:26 am

I was lucky to have been able to work with Roger over the last number of years. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable, he was the kind of guy that you couldn’t help but smile after talking to. He will be missed by the TTC team. My condolences to the Watts family.


Condolence from Ted Shuttleworth on June 2nd, 2020 1:02 pm

Dear Janet, Matt, and Kevin,
I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Roger. I first met Roger through Brian Sirbovan back when we were in our 20’s. We were casual friends in the ensuing years, but both ultimately ended up working with Brian for much of our careers.
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Roger on a mining project North of Sudbury. Roger, Jordan Christhoff and myself commuted each week and often stayed in the same hotel in Sudbury. Working together during the day in a site trailer, and dining at night with Roger and Jordan, afforded me the opportunity to get to know Roger much better. Roger was truly a joy to spend time with. Always friendly and co-operative with a smile on his face. His work ethic was un-matched. He typically worked several hours later than anyone else, often late into the evening, and yet he always maintained a positive upbeat attitude.
Following our mining adventure, I once again had the pleasure of working with Roger on a Hydro One project out of a project office in Mississauga. In typical form, Roger plugged away doing his job tirelessly in relative calm. His easy going manner provided a calming influence on his co-workers, and the word No was not in his workplace vocabulary.
I want to express my deepest sympathies. I can’t imagine your sorrow of his loss, and can tell you that I too will never forget Roger.


Condolence from Selim Gabra on October 7th, 2020 4:28 pm

I worked with Roger for several years, on the TTC-TYSSE project, my sincere condolences I just got notice of this news. He was truly nice hardworking sincere gentleman, my condolences to the Family

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